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American Sent To Prison For Defrauding Nigerians In A $565,000 Green Card And Investment Scam

An Ikeja High Court on Thursday remanded an American citizen, Marco Ramirez, at Kirikiri Maximum Prison for allegedly defrauding three Nigerians in a $565,000 green card and investment scam. Mr. Ramirez was remanded following his not-guilty plea to a 16-count charge of obtaining money under false presences. He was arraigned by the EFCC. The EFCC […]

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Tanzania president orders water supply cut to government, big companies owing bills

John Pombe Magufuli, the Tanzanian president has given express directives to the country’s water supplier that they should chase bills especially from government institutions and other big companies. He ordered that supply be cut to all state institutions that continued to default in payment of their bills stressing that if they could not be charges […]

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Nigeria to become world’s third most populous country by 2050

Nigeria is projected to become the world’s third most populous country by the year 2050, according to a report published by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. In the report titled ‘World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision’, the world population is set to hit 8.6 billion by 2030, 9.8 billion in 2050 […]

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My husband is ‘as strong as an iron bar’: Grace Mugabe

President Robert Mugabe is “as strong as an iron bar”, Zimbabwe’s First Lady Grace Mugabe has said, as she attempted to brush off reports that her 93-year-old husband is increasingly becoming frail, the News24 reports. Grace said this on Tuesday while consoling the family of a revolutionary musician Dickson “Chinx” Chingaira, who died in Harare […]

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Algerian man sentenced to jail for dangling baby from window over 1000 Facebook ‘likes’

A stunt for 1000 Facebook “likes” has landed an Algerian man in jail. He was found guilty of endangering the safety of a baby boy. An Algiers court sentenced the unnamed man to two two-years in prison after he posted photos of himself clutching the boy’s shirt from behind with the threat of dropping the […]

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Why Do African Leaders Go Overseas For Medical Treatment?

Nigeria’s Muhammadu Buhari is in the United Kingdom, Angola’s Eduardo Dos Santos was in Spain, Benin’s Patrice Talon just returned from Paris and Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe frequents Singapore. Ordinarily one would think these leaders fly out to participate in international engagements or for official visits but that is not the case in respect of those […]

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Former Spies Win Over U.S.$27 Million Appeal Against Ugandan Government

The Court of Appeal has ordered government to pay over Shs100b to about 1000 former spies under Internal Security Organisation (ISO) in terminal benefits. The ruling by Justice Remmy Kasule upheld the 2005 judgment of the High Court that awarded the same former spies Shs72b, which the government’s Attorney General and leaders of the complainants […]

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The Libyan ‘successor’ turned ex-prisoner: Saif al-Islam Gaddafi

He was touted as a possible successor to his enigmatic father, western trained and with strong negotiation skills – only a few would have thought that he would today become a former prisoner whose whereabout will be unknown for security reasons. The International Criminal Court (ICC) is chasing him, a death sentence hangs around his […]

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